@mwlucas For best results, wear a face mask with a SQL injection attack printed on it.
Good, realistic take on FreeBSD on laptops.
This mirrors my own experience pretty well:
"Is FreeBSD ready for the desktop? Yes and no. Yes, in that I have a very nice FreeBSD laptop where everything works the way I want. But no, in that it took me two months worth of fiddling with this in my spare time to fix some of the "glitches" which arose"
Also, you have to be pretty careful with your choice of hardware.
2020: We have RFC6578  since 2012 and still exactly zero decent WebDAV clients with synchronisation.
I'd even pay for something like mountainduck.io (even if it were OSS and free and whatever if they gave me the option), but mind you, it's only for Mac/Windows.
"I’m not going to name sites accessible only via IPv4, because if I do, those sites will add IPv6 half an hour after this book reaches the printer."
@mwlucas, maybe you should have mentioned @GithHub@twitter.com :-D.
A veces a los #sysadmin nos pasa que creemos que nos vamos a demorar 5 minutos y nos demoramos 4 horas.
#NoteToMySelf: Si actualizan un servidor con #FreeBSD, asegurarse de reiniciar los servicios para identificar problemas ese rato. No varias semanas después cuando se reinicia el servicio por algo chiquito y luego te llevas sorpresas.
#RIPE80 on why IPv6 deployment is hard: "There are two kind of issues: technology and people. The former is easier than the latter and mostly solved."
I've been thinking a lot about this lately:
Our generalised "OH SHINY" culture is detrimental long-term if nobody is willing do the "boring" maintenance work.
Funnily enough, there is plenty of innovation waiting to happen at work in the latter.
And in inter-personal relationships, those are *precisely* the rewarding bits.
Sunny confinement activities: upgrading datacenterlight.ch #FreeBSD images (dualstack and IPv6-only). Automating the process while at it.
Learnt a thing or two of #FreeBSD
releng team's work with that, could come in handy some day.
The whole thing is obviously Open Source, like most things at ungleich.ch:
Zoom acquired Keybase today.
Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.
Beware the Keybase formula:
1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded
Me using Linux these days: ^T^T^T^T^T^T^T^T
I was going to post this to misc@ but then thought better of it… I am running several #OpenBSD VMs on bhyve, the #FreeBSD virtualisation engine (why? ZFS).
I tend to be conservative in my settings so the VMs are set to use just one CPU (I have an 8-core Xeon) so #OpenBSD installs an SP kernel.
Setting up NFS for backups from the VMs into the FreeBSD host via a private network I ran into a little trouble with the bridge (vm-bhyve set the IP as /32…) but once solved everything was up…
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